Should men shoulder more of the burden of birth control? | The Tylt

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Many want male birth control to be a thing. Others are split following a male birth control study that ended due to "severe" side effects. Critics argue that women have faced birth control side effects for decades and that men should take on some of the burden. Others say the side effects in the study's small sample size of men were more severe, and until there's an equally convenient solution for men, it's a man's choice whether or not he wants to someday take birth control over other "methods" like condom use. Read more below and vote now!

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320 men participated in the study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism on Oct. 27. The men in the study were injected with two-hormone cocktails, according to Business Insider. The injections were overall effective—suppressing sperm in the men every two months for a total of 13 months. 

Business Insider wrote:

If some oral or injectable drug could safely, reliably, and temporarily reduce a man's sperm fertility, then family planning options could be more balanced — and millions of women could breathe huge sighs of relief.

Unfortunately, it could be years before the injections are available.

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If men don't want to take on the extra burden of hormonal control, isn't it their choice to just stick with condoms? PSA: The Tylt does not recommend the pull-out method. YIKES!

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Critics are calling men wimps after allegedly pulling out of the study. 

"The Daily Show" comedian Michelle Wolf said:

You guys call that 'side effects.' I call that day four of a fairytale period. Men are such little bitches... You men always end up winning. I mean, the shot might as well be called More Sex, Less Babies.
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Vox called out stories that have been "wrong and misleading"—including USA Today's "Male birth control study nixed after men can't handle side effects women face daily."

Vox reported:

The study was halted, but it wasn't because the men who participated in it were wimpy. It was halted because one of the two independent committees that were monitoring the trial's safety data was concerned about the high number of adverse events the men reported. And, yes, the rate of side effects in this study was higher than what women typically experience using hormonal birth control.
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Should men shoulder more of the burden of birth control?
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#StepUpMen
#ItsAMansChoice